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Offline Solodris

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Depression and suicidal tendencies: The idea of function
« on: June 29, 2017, 01:47:24 pm »
It seems the current ideal of human conditioning in the modern society, empowers the idea of things having a function in order to be found to be useful. Now, this has a profound impact, on the human sense on what the conceptual definition of meaning should be seen as. It should be noticed, most say the meaning of life is to procreate, or to have a certain lifestyle in order to validate that sense of meaning.

This permeates every aspect of human life; you see a tree, you see the function of lumber; you see an animal, you see the function of food; you see medicine, you see the function of mental sickness.

To insert the idea that mental sickness have a function, of course people would start identifying themselves with being sick and rarely recover. Because when you have started to identify your own function in society as a sick person, treating you would make you even sicker, because now you have lost your function. So might as well cry out in suicidal tendencies and emotional withdrawal to alleviate the symtoms of treatment?

If we stop assigning function everywhere we might gain a little peace. Because see, if something is found to have no function, it's usually discarded, thrown away. Simply for having been determined to be useless. The big problem is we think the same way about ourselves.

If you can not find happiness in function or meaning, I suggest you find it somewhere else. :namaste:
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Re: Depression and suicidal tendencies: The idea of function
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 09:10:29 pm »
The buddhist doctrine says that human life is precious since human rebirth is very rare but only human rebirth enables the being to learn and practice the dharma. So the function of human life is to provide the opportunity of dharma and the one who does not make use of this opportunity wastes his/her life. This is how the doctrine says. Maybe worthwhile to ponder over.


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Re: Depression and suicidal tendencies: The idea of function
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 09:40:50 pm »
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and Sadhu! In regard of the last comment here.
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Re: Depression and suicidal tendencies: The idea of function
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 07:33:51 am »
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and Sadhu! In regard of the last comment here.

Thank you very much!

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Re: Depression and suicidal tendencies: The idea of function
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 08:36:01 am »
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and Sadhu! In regard of the last comment here.

Thank you very much!

Thanks for "possibility to see what better to focus" or that it feel like "papa and mama are united" or "good that he had deleted", Nyom Johannes?

Btw, Atma remebering that Nyom told that his father died this week. Johannes has there certain duties to fulfill, developing gratitude and stick to ones duties bears more fruits than philosophying around.

Althought death in your visibility, still on turn, and weather now in higher or lower realm, proper support and veneration should be done. Its not good liking not placing them all on the right place in the heart but willing holding all firm as being yours.

How are you today, now?
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